Gender bending menswear inspired styles are always good when you want to give yourself an edge. It also symbolizes versitility in the ability to tap into a masculine side. I like this look because it shows power and levelheadedness yet also shows creativity and style. The jacket's wool so save it for the office.
Monday, June 8, 2009
The Office: Summer in the City
As you already know, summer is approaching quickly. For those of you in school this might mean interships and other summer programs are quikly approaching. While everyone else is going off to the country and the beach, you get to slave away in the city, dealing with chilly offices and sweltering concrete. Now, chances are we've all spent at least one summer at home growing up and lounging in the park was fine in cutoffs and flip flops, but this time around the dresscode is a little more grown up. Last time you checked, cutoffs didn't cut it in the board room and opaque tights and an oxford didn't mix with hot train stations. So where does one find common ground?
Clockwise from top left: AE Fedora-$24.50, 3.1 Phillip Lim Jumpsuit-$850, YSL Jacket-$1,302, F21 Winged bracelet-$5.80, Monica Vinader bracelet-$370 & cocktail ring-$335, Kara by Kara Ross Cuff-$420, Matt Benson KM wedge-$188, Chanel tote-price upon request
Clockwise from top left: H&M Shoes, YSL Wallet-$475, Ray Ban Wayfarers- $139, Talullah Tu Bangle-$18, Plastic Island Skirt-$137, Kate's Paperie Reusable Eiffel Tower Bag-$20, Free People Top-$98
This look is adorably feminine yet level headed. It is stylish without being too frivolous. The top is modest yet pretty and the accessories are minimal. I like to think of it as a mix between the girlish charm of Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the chicness of Breakfast at Tiffany's. It has a practical side with a large bag (for carrying EVERYTHING), sunglasses, and flats (standing on the train in heels takes some practice)